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Gina's Christmas Fruit Cake(rec n pic)

 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:41 am    Post subject: Gina's Christmas Fruit Cake(rec n pic) Reply with quote



Ingredients A
250g butter(salted)
100g fine sugar
220g plain flour
4 eggs

Ingredients B
1 can of Dark Sweet Cherries(S&W)
200g Kirsh Gel

Method
1. Drain cherries from the can. Keep syrup aside.
2. In a glass jar, add cherries and kirsch gel to soak, covered for at least 5 days. Covering : prevents insects/bugs falling into it. Smile love

3. Whip butter and sugar together till light and creamy.
4. Add eggs to whip till it looks like buttercream
5. Finally add flour to whip till well mixed.
6. Drain cherries from gel, add to the batter and fold in gently with a spatula.
7. Pour into cake pan.
8. Bake in preheated oven 180C for 45 minutes.
9. Remove to cool completely before icing/frosting

Vanilla Cream frosting
Ingredients
250g icing sugar
30g butter(salted)
1.5 tbsp Pure vanilla extract
50ml milk(cold)

Method
1. Leave butter out on the table to soften.
2. Add icing sugar, butter, vanilla extract in a mixer bowl.
3. using the Balloon whisk to whip, slowly pour in cold milk to whisk
4. Whisk till evenly mixed, creamy and fluffy
5. Spread on cooled cake.
6. Decorate as per your designs with glaced cherries or Fondant figures.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gina,
Can I replace cherries with dried mix fruits instead? Is this fruit cake very sweet? Thanks for sharing the recipe. I would like to try and bake a Christmas fruit cake this year. Cheeky grin
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

of course you can. Its not sweet at all. Suppose to use 250g of sugar, I only use 100g.

But I prefer the cherries..its nicer to eat then mixed fruits. Although the latter is alot cheaper.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Gina.

Oh really? The cherries are nicer than mixed fruits? Then I'd better go and buy some cherries to try. Thanks for your recipe again! party
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aloyallyanders wrote:
Thanks Gina.

Oh really? The cherries are nicer than mixed fruits? Then I'd better go and buy some cherries to try. Thanks for your recipe again! party


After i did the wedding cake, I realised that the cherries didn't go smash up or too soft at baking. In fact, it was juicer! All of us loved it. The dried fruits after baking, turns slightly chewy..while some of the raisins turn hard(evaporated all the juice).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gina,

I would like to try out this recipe but may I know what is Kirsch Gel and where can I get it from? If I do not have Kirsch Gel, what other substitute can I use? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can get Kirsch gel from my store. its S$6.50 per 100g.

If not, use a hard liquor like Brandy or XO to soak the fruits.
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